Vinnie Paul of Pantera fame passed away on June 22nd, 2018. His contributions to Pantera helped to cement the band as one of the all-time greatest, creating such classics like Vulgar Display Of Power. This past week, we kicked off our celebration of the 1992 album, given that its 30th anniversary is just around the corner.
As part of our celebration, we’ve been sharing exclusive HD remastered music videos of iconic songs off of the record. Along with these videos, we have also been sharing exclusive footage of our interview with Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo. Phil has provided some incredible insight into each of these songs, as well as shared some cool stories regarding Pantera on tour. At this time, we’ve shared the remastered music videos for “This Love” and “Mouth For War,” with one more video on the horizon.
We wish we could hear from Vinnie today and ask him his thoughts on Vulgar Display Of Power (as well as hear him rock out on drums again). That said, we thought it would be fun to share this video that Vinnie did with Loudwire back in 2016 where he brings up a bunch of cool stories.
If you didn’t know, Loudwire has a video series titled “Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?”, which is hosted by Graham Hartmann. The show features a variety of artists, with Hartman researching each one’s respective Wikipedia page; he then goes through the details of those pages with each artist, confirming which statements are true and which are false.
During the episode featuring Vinnie, Hartmann asks him about the Vulgar Display Of Power album cover and comes to find out some really interesting details.
You can find the “Vinnie Paul – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?” below:
Cheers to you Vinnie. We miss you every day and thank you for all you’ve done for this community.
If you are interested in checking out our other Pantera-related goodies, we also spoke to Halestorm’s Arejay Hale and Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter about what Pantera means to them.
Words by: Michael Pementel